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Cheap Eats in Lincoln Park

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 6:00 AM by Maddy Osman

Lincoln Park is a Chicago neighborhood with a food scene that ranges from the tip-top of the upscale to quick and cheap bites for the college crowd—and everything in between. You don't have to look far between all the restaurants in Lincoln Park to find your sweet spot for interesting and delicious food options that won’t break the bank. Here are some local favorites for cheap eats in Lincoln Park.

Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!

It’s time to prepare your loose-fitting pants for another incredible Chicago Restaurant Week. The festivities take place January 27–February 9, and for the first time, brunch is on the menu! Why stop at dinner when this year’s brunch offerings are just as drool-worthy. Round out your Chicago Restaurant Week experience with brunch deals and restaurants you'll want to add to your list.

Chicago Restaurant Week: January 27 – February 9, 2017

The reservation books are now open for the 14-day feast otherwise known as Chicago Restaurant Week. From Friday, January 27, to Thursday, February 9, dine at 300+ restaurants (including 66 new participants!) at deliciously low prices. Multiple-course meals pack in prix fixe deals with $22 brunch (new this year) and lunch options, and $33/$44 dinner options.

Yassa African Restaurant

It's December in Chicago and baby, it's cold outside. That legendary Chicago windchill is starting to whip up the city's cold factor. But no worries. This is the perfect time to explore some spicy cuisine in three of Chicago's eclectic neighborhoods. So pull on a comfy coat and head to your corner of the city or venture to an area you've yet to explore, BronzevilleRogers Park or the West Loop, for a warming culinary adventure.

Jim's Original

Celeb tv personality and chef Andrew Zimmern knows where to go for a good time: he made two trips to Chicago for his popular Bizarre Foods show, and this year he came back to Chicago once again to film an episode of his newest Travel Channel series Driven By Food. Take Zimmern's lead and plan a tour of Chicago in the footsteps of the man who knows a world-class city, a good time and awesome food when he sees it!

Tomahawk at Maple & Ash ChicagoChicagoans are very serious about their steak. With ample access to some of the finest beef in the country, just about every restaurant in the city has a steak on the menu. But with dozens of steakhouses in Chicago, how can one choose? The abundance of options can easily lead to analysis paralysis. There are many lists ranking Chicago's top steakhouses, but this list features some of Chicago's most unique options.

Green Zebra - Dish - Blog

The first week of February is an excellent time to be anyone with an appetite in Chicago. That's because some of the city's most beloved restaurants offer special dishes (or even whole menus) for the annual Chicago Restaurant Week.  With meat or fish as a traditional centerpiece for a number of these listings, a question has reached my ears that I feel obliged to answer: What's a vegetarian to do?

Mark Mairmone - Blog

Over the last few years, Mutts have stormed to the top of Chicago's vaunted underground muisc scene. A major player for their success is the raucous performance of frontman Mike Maimone. He plays the piano with his feet. He swills whiskey between songs. He shouts and howls. He is an unstoppable music force and those stage antics burn a lot of calories.

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